Family Dances Spring 2017

We’ve been organizing family dances through the school year, and they have been great fun! Doors open at 5:45pm, dancing runs from 6 to 7pm. There is an optional potluck at 7pm, and attendees are invited to stay for the evening contra dance afterward. This is a great chance for big kids (and parents!) to try more challenging dances.

The family dance welcomes people of all ages, no experience necessary! Family dances are listed on our main event calendar, or you can download this flyer to reference or print. We hope to see you and your family on the dance floor!

There are upcoming dances on January 6th, February 3rd, March 3rd, April 7th and May 5th.

Volunteer

The Pittsburgh Contra Dance Network is 100% volunteer run. Volunteers sit at the desk to welcome dancers, come early to set up, stay late to clean up, help with the sound, and much more. Would you like to become one of these volunteers? We will work with you, your skills, and your availability to determine how your skills can best support our community. Have new ideas? We’re always open and welcome new ideas- so please share with us!

Please fill our this volunteer form: https://goo.gl/forms/tQLx2H0loGYKqwBB3

Or email info@pittsburghcontra.org directly.

Spring 2017 Season Passes now available!

We’d love for all of you to attend as many dances as possible. A full dance hall is great for everyone — the band, the caller, experienced dancers and brand-new beginners all benefit from a bunch of nice long lines full of people like you.

With that in mind, we are delighted to announce the Pittsburgh Contra Dance Season Pass!

Starting today, season passes will be available for $120.This is very nearly half-price for a full season of dancing – the 6th of January through the 19th of May (20 dances). You can sign up at any Friday dance, or sign up online by following this link — not only is this is very nearly half-price for a full season of dancing, it’s also a great way to show support for the community!

Fall 2016 Season Passes Now Available

We’d love for all of you to attend as many dances as possible. A full dance hall is great for everyone — the band, the caller, experienced dancers and brand-new beginners all benefit from a bunch of nice long lines full of people like you.

With that in mind, we are delighted to announce the Pittsburgh Contra Dance Fall Season Pass! Sign up for a season pass and gain unfettered access to every weekly Friday contra dance in our fall season, September 9 through December 31. As a season pass holder, you’ll also receive two single-use guest tickets (to help you spread the joy of contra), and a personalized “Seasoned Dancer” name-button.

Starting this Friday, July 8, season passes will be available for $100. You can sign up at any Friday dance, or sign up online by following this link — not only is this is very nearly half-price for a full season of dancing, it’s also a great way to show support for the community!

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Season passes now available for Spring 2016

We’d love for all of you to attend as many dances as possible. A full dance hall is great for everyone — the band, the caller, experienced dancers and brand-new beginners all benefit from a bunch of nice long lines full of people like you.

With that in mind, we are delighted to announce the Pittsburgh Contra Dance Season Pass! Sign up for a season pass and gain unfettered access to every weekly Friday contra dance in our spring season, January 1 through May 27. As a season pass holder, you’ll also receive two guest tickets (to help you spread the joy of contra), and (as soon as we can get them printed) a personalized “Seasoned Dancer” name-button.

You can sign up for the season pass on our website, or you can sign up at the Friday night dances.

Family Dance December 11

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There will be a family dance before the normal Friday contra on Friday December 11, 2015. The doors open at 5:45, dancing starts at 6. There will be a potluck at 7pm, and everyone is welcome to stay for the adult dance at 8pm (play space available for the children, parents share in childcare). The cost is $5 per person or $10 per family. We hope to see you there!

Fall Dance Weekend 2016 community meeting

We will be having a community meeting to brainstorm and guide the selection of bands and callers for the 2016 Fall Dance Weekend. Everyone is welcome! The meeting will be Monday December 7, at 7pm. The location is the Panera Bread at 3401 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

We invite everyone to submit their ideas in advance so that we can compile a list before the meeting. We will make this list available so that people can do research about bands and callers they haven’t heard before. Please take a moment to give us your ideas on the form here.

 

Fall Dance Weekend feedback

Thank you to everyone who attended the recent Fall Dance Weekend. To those who couldn’t make it, we missed you and hope to see you next year!

We think the weekend was a great success. There were lots of moving parts, especially with the new venue. Thank you to everyone in the community who put in time and effort helping with snacks, decorations, publicity, venue set-up and clean-up, and everything else!

If you attended the weekend we want to know what you thought. You can fill out an online feedback form here.

We look forward to dancing with all of you at the weekly dances.